Microbial transformation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene

  title={Microbial transformation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene},
  author={Thomas A. Lewis and Martina M Ederer and Ronald L. Crawford and Don L. Crawford},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
The manufacture and decommissioning of explosives has generated, and continues to generate, large quantities of waste material whose primary toxic and mutagenic component is 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). The magnitude of this problem has motivated a great deal of research into treatment processes and environmental fate studies, including characterization of microbial transformations of TNT. This work has encompassed studies with mixed cultures and pure cultures of microorganisms derived from… CONTINUE READING